Sunday, April 20, 2008

4/19/08-Aunt Chilada's, Hamden, CT

Are you noticing a pattern? We do heart our mexican food (and of course, our Mexico trip--coming up very soon!!). This place is decent, but it's no Margaritas--the food seemed much blander than other mexican restaurants I've been to. Usual crew on Saturday night--I had the "big e" (3 different enchiladas), Dan had grilled tuna steak burger, Tom had a NY strip (we're at a Mexican restaurant! ah well.) and Jill had a chimichanga combo plate. Salsa was ok, not that great. All of our dishes were decent, but we all agree--rather go to Margaritas for Mexican!! They did make a damn strong drink--my margarita with Patron was excellent--maybe I just felt like it was strong from the lack of food in my stomach or all the exertion from that afternoon? The perk here would be the outdoor patio in the warm weather, but as nice as it was outside, they were not serving on the patio.

No website, but you can find them on Whitney Ave. in Hamden.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

4/11/08-Margarita's, East Hartford, CT

My mecca. I heart mexican food and margaritas. Out to dinner with the crew. This place has the best salsa (someday, I will perfect my salsa recipe like theirs). I got a Sauza Hornitos margarita, on the rocks with salt--just the way it should be. For dinner, I had the Margarita's taster, which is always excellent. Tom had the taquitos and then has the enchiladas muchacha, Dan had the taquitos, Jill and Cory had the tomato garlic nachos, then the enchiladas rancheras and a chicken fajita salad.

This is a great place for dinner or for just hanging out at the bar....fond memories of many nights here.

Monday, April 7, 2008

4/6/08-J. Timothy's, Plainville, CT

Out to dinner with the crew before the usual weekend festivities of Wii. This place has got great wings, "dirt" style (fried, sauced, rinse and repeat), which we had an order of. Dan broke his diet and had teryaki wings, Cory had a burger (which must have been good, it was gone!), Jill had the skins, which looked excellent, I had the french dip sandwich, which was nothing exciting, and Tom had the salmon, which he said was dry. All in all, decent meal. I think I'd stick with the wings and appetizers :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

4/5/08-Humphrey's, Wallingford, CT

This small local chain restaurant opened a new location in Wallingford this week and Tom, Colleen and I tried it Saturday night. So not impressed. We were told that the wait was 15-20 minutes, which turned out to be more like 40 minutes. Small restaurant space, not a lot of tables. It was also very, very loud, making it hard to hold a conversation! The food was nothing impressive--Tom's burger was cooked too high, too fast, causing a charred exterior. My chicken sandwich, Gabriella's revenge, was decent and Col's chef salad was huge! But all in all, nothing exciting. Can't say that we'll be back.